Adult Forum & Enrichment

Adult Forum is a Sunday morning adult education series coordinated by a team of lay leaders.  It features presentations and discussions on a wide range of historical and contemporary topics and issues that affect the church and its members. You are invited to attend all sessions, or attend whenever the topics might interest you. We meet on Sundays 9:45 - 10:30 am in the Music/Media room in the basement of the Education Building.  Coffee is provided;  hope to see you there!
 

November 9, 16, 23:  Christian Ethics and Morality


Resources for Adult Forum October 19-November 2
RE: Prayer, The Spiritual Life, Small Groups and Retreats

Knitting

Knit one, Purl a Prayer, A Spirituality of Knitting, Peggy Rosenthal.
The Knittng Way, A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery, Linda Skolnik, Janice MacDaniels.
Biblical Bits for Knit-Wits, Knitting the Story of God's Love for You, Summer Mungle, VIcki Bedford.

If you are interested in participating in a small group centered around knitting as contemplative activity, please contact Kyle at:   kclairearthur@gmail.com.  We would spend the first sessions on learning how to knit, so beginners and experienced knitters are welcome.

Just getting started

With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray
    This book can be done as a thirty day devotional.
Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr O.S.B.
     Living mindfully through the hours of the day.

Books on Prayer

Prayer:  Finding the Heart’s true Home by Richard J. Foster
Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer by Michael Casey, O.C.S.O.
Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form by M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.
Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O
Centering Prayer and the Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault (Episcopal Priest)
Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey, O.C.S.O.
Lectio Divina: Renewing an Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures by M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.

The Spiritual Life

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life by Mary Margaret Funk, O.S.O.
Tools Matter in the Spiritual Life by Mary Margaret Funk, O.S.B.
Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict by Esther de Waal
Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill

Small Group Resources

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen
‘Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton’ The Merton Institute
‘A Spiritual Formation Workbook’   by Renovare

Retreats

Psalm One Ministries
gtlinda7@gmail.com

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
5900 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, Oh 45051
srcharitycinti.org

The Abbey of Gethsemani
3642 Monks Rd
Trappist, Ky 40051
502 549-3117
monks.org

Community of the Transfiguration
495 Albion Ave
Cincinnati, Oh 45246
ctsisters.org


Calendar

Here is the planned agenda for the first half of the year.  Check back;  plans can change.
September 14                   Introduction and Overview
September 21                   Letters of Paul
September 28                   Letters of Paul 
October 5                          Letters of Paul 
October 12                        Letters of Paul  
October 19                        Contemplative Prayer 
October 26                        The History & Mystery of Lectio Divina 
November 2                      Contemplative Activity & Ministry 
November 9                      Christian Ethics & Morality
November 16                    Christian Ethics & Morality 
November 23                    Christian Ethics & Morality 
November 30                    No class – Thanksgiving Weekend
December 7                       Music in the Church 
December 14                     Bach – Christian Fernholz
December 21                     No class – Christmas Holidays
December 28                     No class – Christmas Holidays

  For more info, contact Suzanne Masterson or Patty Cargill at gcargill@cinci.rr.com